Thursday, July 3, 2014

Day One Hundred Twenty-Five

Sent by: Mi-Shelly
From: Germany
ID number: DE-936052
Notes: Bad Kissingen is a spa town in central Germany, and all of the photos on this card seem to have something to do with spas or parks. I was stymied for a little while on what the statue had to do with either.  Apparently it depicts the two men who discovered the Rakoczy or (Rákoczi) spring - neither of whom are named Rakoczy.  Rather, they named the spring after Francis II Rákoczi, a Hungarian freedom fighter, who was popular at the time.  He never actually visited Bad Kissingen though, so why the two men chose to name the spring after him is a bit baffling to me. 

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